“Sir, where could I find some banana trees?” I asked using a combination of broken Arabic, English and lots of body language.
“There, right down the road, about 5 minutes. Would like some coffee?”
“Yea, sure, on the way back, in about 20 minutes.”
This is how it is in Palestine. Every encounter is an opportunity to share a cup of coffee/tea, to see, to hear, to reflect.